When facing DUI charges, it can feel like the world is against you and like you don’t have many options.
You should be aware, however, that there may be a number of different defense options in your case (depending on the circumstances of the incident) and that an experienced DUI attorney can help you craft a strong defense.
To elucidate this point, below, we’ll reveal some highly effective DUI defense arguments. When you are ready for superior defense representation against DUI charges in Colorado, however, it is time to contact The Datz Law Firm.
Possible Defense Arguments to Fight DUI Charges
- There was no probable cause for the DUI stop – While probable cause could be violating a traffic law or getting into an accident, whatever it ends up being, it has to be documented in the police report. If it isn’t and the officer can’t articulate it later, this could be grounds to get the charges dropped.
- Alleged signs of impairment were caused by something else – Signs of impairment (such as watery eyes, speech problems, etc.) can be explained by things other than intoxication (such as allergies or other medical conditions).
- A failure on a field sobriety test does not definitively indicate intoxication – Field sobriety tests are not always as objective as they seem. Often times, in fact, these tests are administered or evaluated in an inconsistent way. Pointing out these facts can bring “failures” on field sobriety tests into question.
- The officer did not wait 20 minutes before administering BAC testing – This is standard procedure in DUI stops. So, if an officer doesn’t comply with this procedure, it can create room to question or challenge the results of the BAC test.
- A non-approved breathalyzer device was used – This happens more often than drivers may realize, and again, it can throw BAC test results into serious question.
- The breathalyzer was not calibrated prior to the test – And this can be discovered by reviewing a device’s records to see when and how often the officer has calibrated the device.
- Blood samples may have been contaminated – If drivers opt for blood tests during DUI stops, the samples collected have to be handled in very specific way. If they aren’t, there can be room to argue that they may have been contaminated.
- The lab that analyzed the blood sample(s) made mistakes – Just as police (or anyone) can make mistakes, so too can lab technicians who analyze blood samples for blood alcohol concentrations. When the lab makes mistakes, it may be possible to get BAC results dismissed or thrown out entirely.
Contact a Broomfield DUI Lawyer at The Datz Law Firm
Have you or a loved one been charged with a DUI? If so, a Broomfield DUI lawyer at The Datz Law Firm is ready to provide you with superior defense representation. To discuss your case and find out more about your best defense options, call us at (720) 256-2404, or email us using the contact form at the top of this page.
Although our office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., we make ourselves available anytime of the day or night to talk about your important legal matters – or simply to discuss your worries and concerns. The bottom line is that we are flexible, available, and responsive.
From our offices in Broomfield, we represent clients throughout the Denver metro area, as well as throughout Boulder County, Broomfield County, Jefferson County, Weld County, Adams County, Arapahoe County and Douglas County.